Pennsylvania mom charged in 15-year-old son’s overdose death

Pennsylvania mom charged in 15-year-old son's overdose death

A Pennsylvania mother shared drugs with her 15-year-old son and left him to die from an overdose, police said. Jennifer Pugliese, 49, was charged Wednesday with homicide and child endangerment nearly 11 months after her son was found dead in her Swatara Township apartment last July, PennLive.com reports. The teen, Dean Pugliese, died from heroin … Read more

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NY businesses can deny entrance to those without masks

NY businesses can deny entrance to those without masks

No shirt, no shoes, no mask, no service. New York businesses will have the right to deny entrance to those who refuse to wear a mask or other face-covering under an executive order Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday. “We’re giving the store owners the right to say, ‘If you’re not wearing a mask, you can’t … Read more

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COVID-19 infects more than 3,000 U.S. meatpacking workers: union

COVID-19 infects more than 3,000 U.S. meatpacking workers: union

FILE PHOTO: A Tyson Foods pork processing plant, temporarily closed due to an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is seen in Waterloo, Iowa, U.S., April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Brenna Norman CHICAGO (Reuters) – More than 3,000 U.S. meatpacking workers have tested positive for COVID-19 and at least 44 workers have died, the country’s largest meatpacking … Read more

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Chris Rock, Rosie Perez join Cuomo to promote masks, testing

Chris Rock, Rosie Perez join Cuomo to promote masks, testing

Gov. Andrew Cuomo recruited a pair of Brooklyn superstars Thursday to promote coronavirus testing, social distancing and the use of common-sense precautions, including wearing a mask: Rosie Perez and Chris Rock. Perez and Rock — both masked and gloved as they took the podium, taking them off to speak — joined Cuomo at his press … Read more

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House votes to relax COVID-19 PPP loans for small businesses

House votes to relax COVID-19 PPP loans for small businesses

The House overwhelmingly voted Thursday to relax rules for how businesses use Paycheck Protection Program funds during the coronavirus pandemic. The reforms passed 417-1 and now go to the Senate for consideration. The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act allows businesses to spend money over 24 weeks rather than just eight to qualify for loan forgiveness. … Read more

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City Council introduces legislation for NYC outdoor dining

City Council introduces legislation for NYC outdoor dining

If Mayor Bill de Blasio won’t act on reopening the city, these elected officials will. The City Council on Thursday introduced legislation that would expand outdoor dining at restaurants as they return from the coronavirus shutdown. “We clearly on the Council have been pushing the administration to go farther, to go quicker, to think outside … Read more

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Rod Rosenstein to be first witness in Senate’s Russia review

Rod Rosenstein to be first witness in Senate's Russia review

Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will be the inaugural witness in the Senate Judiciary Committee’s investigation into the beginnings of the Russia probe. Rosenstein, who played a critical role in the investigation and appointed then special counsel Robert Mueller in May 2017, will appear next Wednesday before Sen. Lindsey Graham’s panel. “This will be … Read more

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Trump calls Twitter ‘ridiculous’ for fact checking his tweets

Trump calls Twitter 'ridiculous' for fact checking his tweets

President Trump on Thursday called it “ridiculous” of Twitter to add fact check labels to his tweets claiming that mail-in ballots would lead to voter fraud — and specifically singled out one of the members of the social media giant’s policing team who once called the president a “racist tangerine.” “So ridiculous to see Twitter … Read more

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Coronavirus infects more than 3,000 U.S. meatpacking workers: union

Coronavirus infects more than 3,000 U.S. meatpacking workers: union

FILE PHOTO: Employees walk around with face masks at the JBS USA meat packing plant, which on Monday was closed after numerous employees tested positive and two have died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Greeley, Colorado, U.S., April 14, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton CHICAGO (Reuters) – More than 3,000 U.S. meatpacking workers have tested positive … Read more

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